Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program


The CFA® institute is the world’s largest association of investment professionals and is dedicated to offering the highest educational, ethical and professional standards in the investment industry. The CFA qualification is the most well known and highly sought after investment qualification in the world.

The CFA institute has been around for the past 60 years and has always focused on having globally relevant investment knowledge, due to this, having the CFA designation means employers know that you are competent, have high integrity and are a serious investment professional.

Many programmes and qualifications cover a wide range of topics, while the CFA qualification focuses specifically on investment knowledge with an emphasis on asset valuation, portfolio management, quantative methods, ethics and the analysis of a wide range of investments.

After completion of the CFA qualification you will be amongst the leading few respected investment professionals.

The CFA institute has three levels for students to study. We know and understand that Level 1 is tricky so once you’ve completed the first level, chat to us about continuing on to Level 2.

We are here to help you. Review the programme information below. Or if you would prefer to chat we have a Course Advisor online right now to chat with you, you can chat online by using the chat box on the bottom right hand side of your screen.


  • Level 1 of the CFA® Program

    This is the first course of the CFA® program. It offers an in depth look into the investment world and is perfect for those currently working in the field and wants to improve and grow their analytical skills, or for those who have a passion to understand the financial markets from a theory and practical perspective. Together with focusing on asset valuation, corporate finance and portfolio management the course introduces you to the Code of Ethical Behaviour and Professional Conduct which is adhered to in all business and investment areas. On completion of the CFA qualification you will be amongst the leading few respected investment professionals. Completing Level 1 gains you entrance to Level 2 of the CFA program.

    The course consists of the following outlines:

    •  Financial Reporting and Analysis 
    •  Ethical and Professional Standards 
    •  Quantitative Methods of Investment Analysis and Management 
    •  Economics 
    •  Corporate Investments 
    •  Fixed Income 
    •  Equity Investments 
    •  Derivatives 
    •  Portfolio Management  

On completion of all three levels and four years professional work experience you may be awarded the charter by the CFA Institute.

* CFA Institute does not endorse, promote or warrant the accuracy or quality of South African College of Business. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

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